Andrew Wayne Gildersleeve, of Elk Rapids, was recognized on the Norwich University dean’s list for the fall 2018 term.

Geordon Carter, of Grawn, and Megan Zarnick, of Thompsonville, were named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida.

Joshua Lugiewicz, of Kalkaska, and Lindsey Weber, of Kingsley, were named to the fall 2018 president’s list at Saginaw Valley State University.

The following students made the fall 2018 dean’s list at Saginaw Valley State University: Ashley Arlt, of Kingsley; Taylor Chaulk, of Kalkaska; Dillon Decker, of Bellaire; Nicklas Endres, of Buckley; Alexander Gloshen, of Traverse City; Nathan Franke, of Kingsley; Joshua High, of Traverse City; Kyle Ingersoll, of Fife Lake; Nicholas Jurgess, of Fife Lake; Alyssa Minch, of Mancelona; Keegan Plamondon, of Lake Ann; Adam Stremlow, of Kingsley; and Lilly Travis, of Kingsley.

The following students made the fall 2018 dean’s list at the Rochester Institute of Technology: Rhys Adle, a chemical engineering student from Traverse City; Joshua Olosky, a management information systems student from Elk Rapids; and Emma Prescott, a computer science major from Traverse City.

Nicole Hayes, of Kewadin, earned a spot on the fall 2018 dean’s list at the University of South Carolina. She is a psychology major.

Morgan Bailey, of Bellaire, and Jessie Hood, of Cedar, made the fall 2018 dean’s list at the University of Findlay.

The following students were named finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholar Competition: Traverse City West Senior High School senior Ian M. Beck and TC Central High School seniors Matthew Failor, Lukas Hazen-Bushbaker, Edward Roe and Massimo Vozza.

DePauw University named David Mather, of Traverse City, and Anna Roth, of Cedar, to the fall 2018 dean’s list.

Local students earned honors during the 2019 City Opera House Playwrights Festival. Finalists are paired with national theater mentors, win $100 and see their plays performed in April.

The semifinalists are Shelby Brown, Kingsley High School and Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center; Sage Campbell, Glen Lake Community Schools and Career-Tech Center; Erin Evans, Bellaire Public Schools and Career-Tech Center; Hannah Gregory, St. Mary School and Career-Tech Center; Jonathan Gregory, St. Mary School and Career-Tech Center; Mathew Hosler, Kingsley High School and Career-Tech Center; Clara Lick, Grand Traverse Academy and Career-Tech Center; Riley Robinson, Bellaire and Career-Tech Center; David Yuhaus, Bellaire and Career-Tech Center; Carson Clark, Traverse City Central High School; Olivia Seymour, TC Central; Amelia Shotwell, TC Central; and Yvanna Tica, Interlochen Arts Academy.

The finalists are Sage Campbell, Glen Lake and Career-Tech Center; Hannah Gregory, St. Mary School and Career-Tech Center; Jonathan Gregory, St. Mary School and Career-Tech Center; Clara Lick, Grand Traverse Academy and Career-Tech Center; Carson Clark, TC Central; and Olivia Seymour, TC Central.